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Reading Comprehension

Read and become familiar with a wide range of books, including modern fiction, fiction from our literary heritage, and books from other cultures and traditions
Read books that are structured in different ways
Recognise texts that contain features from more than one text type
Consider and evaluate how effectively texts are structured and laid out
Read non-fiction texts to support other curriculum areas
Read closely to ensure understanding
Recommend books that they have read to their peers, giving reasons for their choices
Identify and discuss themes in a range of writing across longer texts
Indentify and discuss the conventions of different text types
Identify key points in an appropriate text
Learn a range of poetry by heart, for example, narrative verse, sonnet
Prepare poems and plays to read aloud and to perform, showing understanding through intonation, tone, volume and action
Indentify and comment on writer's choice of vocabulary, giving examples and explanation
Identify and explain how writers use grammatical features for effect, for example, the use of short sentences to build tension
Show awareness of the writers' craft by commenting on use of language, grammatical features and structure of texts
Express a personal point of view about a text, giving reasons linked to evidence from texts
Raise queries about texts
Make connections between other similar texts, prior knowledge and experience and explain the links
Compare different versions of texts and explain the differences and similarities
Listen to others' ideas and opinions about a text
Build on others' ideas and opinion about a text in discussion
Explain and comment on explicit and implicit points of view
Summarise key information from different parts of a text
Recognise the writer's point of view based on what has been read
Present a counter-argument in response to others' points of view
Provide reasoned justifications for their views
Refer to the text to support opinion
Distinguish between statements of fact and opinion
Find information using skimming to establish main idea
Use scanning to find specific information
Text mark to make research effiecent and fast
Organise information or evidence appropriately

Word Reading

Apply knowledge of root words to read aloud and to understand the meaning of unfamiliar words
Apply knowledge of prefixes and suffixes to read aloud and to understand the meaning of unfamiliar words
Use combined knowledge of phonemes and word derivations and pronounce words correctly, for example: arachnophobia, audience
Attempt pronunciation of unfamiliar words drawing on prior knowledge of similar looking words
Read fluently, using punctuation to inform meaning
Explain the structural devices used to organise a text
Comment on the structural devices used to organise the text
Read several texts on the same topic to find and compare information
Explain the main purpose of a text and summarise it succinctly
Draw inferences from subtle clues across a complete text
Recognise the impace of the social, historical, cultural on the themes in text
Comment on the development of themes in longer novels
Compare and contrast the styles of different writers with evidence and explanation
Evaluate the styles of different writers with evidence and explanation
Prepare poems and plays to read aloud and to perform, using body language, tone, pitch and volume to engage the audience
Compare and contrast the language used in two different texts
Identify the grammatical features/techniques used to create mood, atmosphere, key message, attitudes
Evaluate the impact of the grammatical features/techniques used to create, mood, atmosphere, key messages, attitudes
Identify how writers manipulate grammatical features for effect
Analyse why writers make specific vocabulary choices
Give a personal response to a range of literature and non-fiction texts, stating preferences and justifying them
Explain how and why a text has impact on a reader
Identify how characters change during the events of a longer novel
Explain the key features, themes and characters across a text
Compare and contrast characters, themes and structure in texts by the same and different writers
Explain the author's viewpoint in a text and present and alternative point of view
Explain an opinion, referring to the text to justify it; Point, Evidence and Explanation (PEE)
Present a counter-argument in response to others' points of view using evidence from the text and explanation (PEE)
Use a combination of skimming, scanning and text marking to find and collate information
Re-present collated information
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